ICC World Twenty20: England's Ben Stokes ruled out after fracturing hand in dressing room

Updated: 14 March 2014 23:51 IST

In a bizarre incident, Ben Stokes broke his arm while pinching a locker room in anger after losing his wicket in the third T20 tie against the West Indies on Thursday. Chris Woakes has been roped in as replacement.

ICC World Twenty20: England's Ben Stokes ruled out after fracturing hand in dressing room

London:

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday's five-run win over West Indies. (Joe Root to miss ICC World Twenty20 with thumb injury | Ian Bell roped in as Root's replacement)


Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he was dismissed during the third Twenty20 international and his setback adds to England's injury woes ahead of the Twenty20 event.

Stokes, 22, admitted the injury was a major disappointment on the eve of his country's departure from Barbados to Bangladesh.

"I am really disappointed to be missing out on going to a World T20 with England - it was a huge error in judgement following a frustrating tour for me and I deeply regret my behaviour," he said in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement on Friday.

"I would like to wish the team all the very best in Bangladesh."

Joe Root, one of England's most gifted young batsmen, has already been ruled out of the tournament, which begins in Bangladesh on Sunday, after breaking a thumb earlier in the tour of the Caribbean.

England captain Stuart Broad is also a doubt with a knee problem, while Eoin Morgan has also been hampered by a similar injury.



Topics : Cricket
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